How is a KriyaAsana Class structured?
Classes are typically 75 mins in length.
The first 15 mins of class we ground in a seated position & connect to our breath, bodies & minds. Rooting ourselves into the earth as if we are part of it. Growing from there lengthening our spines as our crowns reach the sky. We feel ALL of ourselves here. We then tune in with the Adi Mantra which is the Kundalini chant, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (bowing to the creative consciousness within). By chanting at the beginning we relax our vagus nerve. The longest nerve in the body.
Once we’ve created that deep internal connection & peace we begin a selected pranayama (breath) exercise to be sure our breathing is balanced. When our breath is balanced our mind is balanced.
So the breath, so the mind.
A gentle warmup brings us into fluid spinal movements generating energy into each chakra centre (energy centres), we open our hips to be sure our apana vayu (responsible for excreting what we no longer need) is able to release any sluggishness or feelings of being stuck & bring balance into our physical bodies.
Asana practices (which most are more familiar with) begin to flow as we step up our efforts to creat balance, stability & strength. We work with a theme each month, eg. hips for grounding, backbends to open our heart, balance poses for inner balance etc. Our asana practice is approx 20 mins long.
We pause & feel how the asana practice feels in our body, mind & spirit. We meditate on our roots and sense our energy settle before moving on.
Then into the Kriya set we begin. A prescription to freedom. A different Kriya set is chosen each month in the public drop in & online classes and usually last 30 – 40 minutes.
How can I find KriyaAsana offerings?
All offerings can be found on my website, through FB or IG under Michelle Bartolo Yoga. If you have a particular practice in mind we can always work together to create your vision/version.
KriyaAsana offerings are available both live in class and live online.
Classes are held on a weekly drop in basis, the classes are 75 mins long & booking is essential.
Private classes in person or live online are tailored to your individual needs and are sold in blocks of 10 classes that run for 75 mins.
40 Day Sadhanas are offered 3 times/year. A Sadhana is a morning practice where we tune IN. We meet every morning online for 30 minutes over 40 days. We create a strong anchor of commitment with some simple practices that connect us within at the beginning of each day supported by a global community.
200 hr RYT KriyaAsana Teacher Trainings are offered twice/year publicly. The training runs for 6 weeks HYBRID, which we means we do 3 weeks together in community practicing the practical section LIVE in Gozo and the remaining 3 weeks are done LIVE Online covering the theory portion of the course.
These teacher trainings are also offered privately & the training is solely designed for you. This can be offered live in person or live online or HYBRID when the timing suits you best.
KriyaAsana Week Yoga Retreats
If you’re in need to step out of your life for a holiday that gives more than it takes from you then a retreat is the way forward. The retreats run from Saturday to Saturday and are held on Gozo.
Each retreat is held in a lovely farmhouse which we stay in together. We do yoga together every morning and evening and the time in between is for you to do what you wish. Breakfast is included every morning and we do a few group activities too if all are inspired to do so. It’s time to step in and relax, rese. Experience energy and inspiration and take that home with you.
Taking action is the best way to notice if these practices are for you. Take a class, join a retreat or workshop and test the waters.
To find, we must seek